Sometimes, and we've all heard it before, there are the odd one or two family members or friends that you might not want to invite, but do so in any case. So invariably, 'the black sheep' will find their way to your day in order to keep the peace. When Emma and Karl began planning their day however, family was an incredibly important part of their guest list and one certain gentleman in particular.
Wedding Photography Blog
'Jon, what comes to your mind when you think of a quintessential English wedding?' I would have to say I'd struggle to remember a more perfect example than the day I photographed Jessica and Tim at Dunchurch Park Hotel in Warwickshire on Sunday the 21st of August 2016. I think there are four main parts to complete the perfect English wedding... the couple (obviously), the day, the venue and the mode of transport...
Some days, as a wedding photographer, can be more difficult than others. One of the difficulties that are simply out of my hands, and indeed more importantly the couple whose day it is, is the English weather. I regularly meet lovely brides and grooms to be who have booked up a Summer wedding, hopeful of a warm and dry day, yet in the back of my mind I think, "please let the heavens stay closed." Rain can really make or break some peoples big day, and a whole outdoor wedding can hinge on the skies staying blue and cloud free.
Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely couples whilst being a professional photographer and along the way, I've met the odd celebrity here and there. When I was asked by the wonderful Helen and Martin to photograph their wedding day on Saturday 13th August 2016, I wasn't expecting to be surrounded by quite such cultural icons during the proceedings which took place at Alrewas Hayes in Staffordshire on a warm August day.
On Friday, the 5th of August 2016, in the beautiful county of the Staffordshire, Jamie and Alicia met for the last time as fiance and fiancee, and the first as husband and wife. Having made their final unmarried steps to meet the registrar at The Heath House, sporting Jamie and feline friendly, cat lover Alicia, tied the knot in front of their friends and family with the romantic sound of a harpist in the background. With blue skies over head and a happy atmosphere amongst the guests, it was my job as the wedding photographer to capture the couple during their first married moments.